Recommendations for a simple firewall please
I am running 2 machines with Debian Woody, one has X, the
They both have their own dial up access to the internet,
and are on an internal network (192.168.0.)
I have installed ferm and ipmenu on the non X machine, but
am having difficulty setting up a firewall.
The X machine has uses firestarter, but not quite as things
should be, Firestarter starts on a boot up, but typically
starts so restrictively, that I cannot download my email or
surf the web. I have to stop and reconfigure firestarter
after every bootup. The documenattion says that a single
configuration file should be reusable, but I cannot find
where to place it.
I spent a weekend playing with ferm/ipmenu on the other
machine, and got in a hell of a mess.
Documentation is minimal at best. I don't have the
grounding to set these things automatically.
I would like a firewall that springs into action when I
dial up my ISP, and goes down when I disconnect.
If someone can suggest the best tool(s) to use for such a
requirement and point me at a reasonably verbose HOWTO, I
would be grateful.